Observed at: https://stackoverflow.com/

This issue is present even after a hard refresh.


Additional Examples:

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On https://stackoverflow.com/ (not working) my sprites are loaded from https://cdn.sstatic.net/img/favicons-sprite16.png?v=57f32c762460

On https://meta.stackexchange.com/ (working) my sprites are loaded from https://meta.stackexchange.com/content/img/favicons-sprite16.png?v=57f32c762460

  • 1
    I can't repro. Caching?
    – rene
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:25
  • Came here to check for a post on this! Seeing the same issue, on both Chrome and IE, and on other SE's (not just SO). Tried clearing everything and restarting IE but still shows up.
    – user347147
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:25
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    A new site went live earlier, could be related.
    – rene
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:27
  • Definitely not a cache issue. I see the issue after opening the Chrome Dev tools and doing "Empty Cache and Hard Reload"
    – Vlad274
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:28
  • Seems like it could be an "off-by one" issue, they seem to be displaying the icon of the next site in alphabetical order, IE scifi.stackexchange.com is displaying security.stackexchange.com
    – Vlad274
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:32
  • Should be fixed now. Might need a hard refresh of the page on your end. I can't reproduce this, so... let me know if you still see wrong icons?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:39
  • Still no luck for me, I'll wait a day and update tomorrow.
    – Vlad274
    Nov 28, 2017 at 21:43
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    Happening for me too - I noticed it in my profile. The "meta user" link for Puzzling points to Quantitative Finance (which agrees with the "off-by-one issue" hypothesis).
    – Deusovi
    Nov 28, 2017 at 23:10
  • @Adam happens for at least two people (for me it's fine), maybe status-norepro is better fit if you're out of ideas how to fix it? Nov 28, 2017 at 23:26
  • This is also happening for me from my home PC. If there are geographically distributed servers, both my home and office are in the Chicago area
    – Vlad274
    Nov 29, 2017 at 0:42
  • I believe I'm seeing the same thing, except in the reputation changes - the SciFi site is indeed showing as Security. I'm also in Chicago.
    – Izkata
    Nov 29, 2017 at 15:33
  • Also seeing the same thing, it's not all sites just a select few for whatever reason. Nov 29, 2017 at 15:48
  • The CSS background-position and background-image is the same on both the displays-wrong and displays-right sites, it seems to be the image itself that's returning the wrong thing. The image URL includes ?v=57f32c762460 which I'd've assumed meant version and was meant to avoid caching issues.
    – Izkata
    Nov 29, 2017 at 16:39
  • I have the same issue. Screenshot from 2017-11-28 2150 GMT on PPCG. Nov 29, 2017 at 18:48
  • Also, this has happened before: 1, 2 Nov 29, 2017 at 18:57


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